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  1. palliative

    • IPA[ˈpalēˌādiv]

    美式

    • adj.
      (of a medicine or medical care) relieving pain without dealing with the cause of the condition;(of an action) intended to alleviate a problem without addressing the underlying cause
    • n.
      a palliative remedy, medicine, etc.
    • noun: palliative, plural noun: palliatives

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    形容詞

    • 1. (of a medicine or medical care) relieving pain without dealing with the cause of the condition orthodox medicines tend to be palliative rather than curative
    • (of an action) intended to alleviate a problem without addressing the underlying cause short-term palliative measures had been taken

    名詞

    • 1. a palliative remedy, medicine, etc. antibiotics and other palliatives social projects presented as palliatives for the urban crisis
    • n.
      care for the terminally ill and their families, especially that provided by an organized health ...

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈpalɪətɪv]

    英式

    • adj.
      (of a medicine or medical care) relieving pain without dealing with the cause of the condition: orthodox medicines tend to be palliative rather than curative
    • n.
      a palliative medicine, measure, etc.: antibiotics and other palliatives social projects presented as palliatives for the urban crisis

    Oxford Dictionary